Senior Design

Senior Design is a required course for seniors across many departments. It provides a capstone experience allowing students to tackle a "real-world" engineering design problem in some depth.

Many students have the opportunity to work with industry partners on senior design projects. Students may also participate in an interdisciplinary senior design experience, which allows seniors from two or more departments to work together. 

Projects start in late fall or early in the spring semester. At the end of the spring semester, students present their work in the Engineering Senior Design Expo to a broad audience inclusive of fellow students, faculty and industry partners.

Project Spotlight: Reinventing the electric guitar

As part of their senior design course, a team of students from the University at Buffalo’s Department of Electrical Engineering built an electronics unit that can turn any guitar into an electric guitar.

As part of their senior design course, a team of students from UB's Department of Electrical Engineering built an electronics unit that can turn any guitar into an electric guitar.